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post #1 of 8
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Dont have pics. Sig rig. Does this hinder anything other than maybe temps? My temps are pretty good, just wondering? Shouldnt affect overclocking should it? Other than a complete lapping, any way to get rid of scratches, or should I just not worry about it.
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post #2 of 8
You'll be fine. If you're feeling uneasy, just lap it.
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post #3 of 8
I have scratches on the base of my Fuzion and temps haven't changes compared to it having no scratches.

Unless they are deep scores, I wouldn't worry about it. Contact is still being made with 99.9% of the surface so it shouldn't affect temperatures at all.
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post #4 of 8
It's normal. Basically the CPU isn't flat, it's slightly concave. The scratches are from the added pressure from the HSF.

And they won't hinder thermal performance, that is why there is TIM.
post #5 of 8
The thermal paste will fill them in as long as they aren't stupid deep.
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post #6 of 8
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Okay good. Was just wondering because am getting a new motherboard and thought that would be a good time in case I needed to do something to the cpu, for scratches.

I read I think on the Arctic Silver 5 web site, where it said to apply some paste to the HSF, spread it around, then take a coffee filter to wipe off the excess paste. Therefore filling and gaps on the HSF, then apply as normal.
Does anyone do this or could this be done on the CPU to help fill the scratches?
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post #7 of 8
I don't think it's necessary personally.

When you apply the thermal paste and put the HSF on normally, it will fill all of the gaps any way when pressure is applied.

You can try it though, all it can do is not make a difference or increase performance. It certainly won't decrease performance.
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post #8 of 8
If you don't have artic silver 5 please don't buy it. It's simply not the best anymore. And it has a long cure time.
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